More Than Three and a
Quarter Millions in
IN BROAD STREET
Six Blocks West of Tenth Will
Be Improved During Year.
Sum of $75,000 Set Aside for
First Regiment Armory.
No Provision for Orna?
Forestalling the widespread demand
for a bond Issue for street improve?
ments by liberal appropriations, f:-i
exceeding the aggregate of forniei
years, the annual appropriation ordi?
nance was reported to the Council
last night by the Committee on
riuuncc, the total of appropriations
being |3,SuO,3&l.?3. This Is the largest
budget in the history of the city, c.x
cecdlng to- 1.r?l breaking budget of
last year by i'i'sK.i'jt.':>',. Under the
rules the paper was tabled without de?
bate; and will come up for discussion
and action at the regular meeting of
the Council next Monday night.
Among other provisions are $75,OO"0
toward a new armory for tne First
V'rgln'a Itegiment to cost $106,000;
$25,000 for new street cleaning depart?
ment stables; 118,312 for new building
at the First Markot. $26,000 lor pur
<haae of ruthskell?r property id en?
large William llyrd l'ark; 147,531.IP
to open Bnd widen Itosoheath Koudi
$20^000 for urchlng over HaCon's yuur
ter Branch; $60,000 tor smooth paying
of Broad Street westwardly trom
Tenth Street: $15.0>>o for completion
01 nevA Lester Street; $lL000 for gran?
ite paving on Hroad Street, weal of
liurr'soit: $5,000 for memorial gates at
Hryan Park; and $200,000 for streets
It>,l?e for School Teachers.
Prov'sion is made for a new auto?
mobile patrol wagon nhd a new auto?
mobile umbulanct . for another auto?
mobile nr.- engine, and fot three motor
cars foi chleis of the Fir..- Depart?
ment. The only provlvton lor In
trease in pay not hitherto provided
for by special ordinance is In the case
of Jichool teacher*, where the tuiid for
payroll at the hands of the City School
hoard will provide tor an Increase
nverrg'ng 'to p?t cent.
The pay roll 01 lha schools last year
ivitli $3t06,OO?. and the budget tuts year
1 arrive $2$b,oOV, ah Increase til *u!*,uuc.
'1 lie new Hanover Si hOOl lias been ad?
ded, increasing the number of teachers,
taking about naif of this amount, but
about $25,000 will be available for lli
creased salaries, the amounts und the
classification being left to tne hcuool
Uoord to adjust as the Council has
haver attempted t" tlx th< salaries ot
uuchers. The budget curries $10;6tj|0
I'm free sohoul hooks in accordance
with the ordinance recently adopted.
As heretofore announced, no lunds
ore provided lor aciditl'.nn i ornamental
lighting, the total appropriations to
1 tu.- municipal electric plant, which dur?
ing the last two years has become a
UeuYy itra.ti un tne city hnances, iicui?
tan: year limited to J6t.uuu.
Stiot'va liov? >|l>nc) Hum (ionc.
With the annual budget, Spuclut Ac
Co?ntaiit George S, Cfeushaw roportexl
a tabulation *nowlng tne total ot ex
j>i ndltures tor last year, and the way
in which the money was divided. From
. .rient revenuea tup city paid out $3,
i 10,891.60, of which upproxlmutely one
tl.Ird. or mure than tl.uoo.uuu went for
i.alarles of 04I:y employes. Of the. total
il6,613.6t> went for permanent Improve?
ments. There was also expended dur?
ing the year $715,212 from the various
recent bond Issues, ?11 of which went
into permanent Improvements, making
a total addition to the city's assets
during the year of $1,231,725. This was
divided among new school buildings,
purchase of Ford's Hotei block, sewer
construction, payments on new .Mayo
Bridge, water and gab mains and elec?
tric plant equipment. The chart print,
e.i herewith, compiled from estimates
made by Special Accountant Crenshaw,
shows the proportion of expenditures?
how the tax puyer'a money goes.
' Commenting on It last night, Chuir
i.ioti ii. It. Poiiurd, Jr., of the. Finance
Committee, called attention to the large
annual burden now on the city for In
i. reut on the city debt and sinking
1 und, taking ncurly ona-fourth of iho
ii' w budget, the total of the interest
and redemption Hems being $72S,7'je'.?S.
Mr. Pollard said he considered that this
great annual burjdcii wus a sufficient
argument against further bond Issuos
lit this time, except for revenue-produc?
ing assets, and that further bonds
ould only be Isaued after the most
careful scrutiny of the plans and pro?
jects. Mr. Pollard said ho thought tho
new budget would, in the main, meet
general approval, as It hud beou pre?
pared with careful consideration of
Will Oppose Iloscneath Iload.
In tho Council chamber lust night
the only outspoken objection wies to
the Item of $47,531 for opening and
widening Roscncath Road, and there
will Inevitably bo a strong effort to
have this changed to smooth paving
generally. Already a large number of
vitos arc pledged to the change, tie
the allowances of the comtnlsslonors
of condemnation, especially In the
case of the large tract of property
owned by W. 8. Forbes, arc generally
held to be excessive, the commission?
ers apparently havlhg glvon full val?
uations without any dcduotlon for tho
enhancement of values by reason c
tho lmprove-monts to be made, by the
city. An effort will also be made to
have tho words "smooth paving" listed
in the Items for streets generally,
whloh inay r.ow bo expended only for
grading, gravel.ng, granite apall pav?
ing, curbs and gutters. Objeotlon is
made that all smooth paving, should
bo from a separate fund, and not at
the expense of t'no outlying districts,
which are struggling in impansable
Auditor Warren submitted with the
budget a detailed statement showing
his eattmatc of revenues for 1911 to
(Continued on Sixth Pago.)
GRINDING OF LIE
Big Majority for State's
Entrance Into Manu?
Will Decide as to Electric Rail?
ways?Sixty-One Bills Passed
in House?Senate Defeats
Measure Regarding Treas?
urers' Deposits in Loral
With iin organization fully ab com?
pact and as determined ah that which
paused tho Jordan enabling act. the
advocates' of the lino: giind'ug hill
passed their measure yesterday In the
l i ?,uof Delegates by a vote of ?>?> to
10. For two years the State Farmers'
Institute and other organizations have
been 'vork'ng up sentiment among the
a,, r'cullurul classes to have the Stale
establish plants for tho grinding ot
limestone and oyster shells, to he sola
lor ihe purpose of Improving tin:
farms, and to be operated as lar us
possible by convict labor.
There are to be two plants, one In
the mountains, to grind limestone, ana
the other at the seashore, to grind
oyster shells. The total investment
is to be 130,000; The Governor, the
Superintendent of the State Peniten?
tiary anil tliu Commissioner of Agri?
culture will constitute the "Convict
Lilhi Hoard,' to have charge uf :he
manufacture and sale of the product.
It is to be sold at cost, all expenses
bo'tiK taken into consideration, ln< tun?
ing uepre tatlon.
The organised forces behind the
Land sUbsl'tute tor the original bill
\ot.-c; down every amendment not
previously agreed upon between lliem
sclves, even one which was intended to
prevent tin- speud'ng ot mur: money
than uulnorlzi-d in the appropriation,
und the one mak'ng tue State liable
lor damages to employes of the plant.
Vote In Detail.
The vole wus as follows: *
Ayes?Adams, Anderson. Baiter, of
Chesterfield; Keli, Upwman, Brown, of
Danville; Duck. Hurl. Chulkb.-y. Chris?
tian. Clarke, Coleman, of Spbtsylvaula;
Creamer, Dan'el, Kornian, Evans, Bw
ing. Fltzhugh, Flanagan, Ullllsm,
Urant, l-Iaryey, llarwood, Houston.
Howertbn; ?v'e>\ Klnsr.-y, Land, Love,
.Martin, Massle Meelze, Milstead, Moore,
Most-ley. Muaturd, Norris, old. Oliver,
Page, ituuford, Hakes, Richardson.'
Roberts, -j. .Mecklenburg; Roberts, of
Wash'nglon; Hobertson. llolston, Row,
Ruthcrloord, Smith, Stcphei.sou. of ]
Bath: Stephensou, of James City;
Strallon, 'i'ubb, T?te, Taylor, Temple
ton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Tiffany,
jtlfs, Walton. Weaver. Webb, White, of j
Albemarlei Willeroy, Williams and
I Noes?Horden, Browning. Cox. Cur?
tis, Kornptr. Spessard. Watts, While,
of Rockbridge; Wissler and Hie
Pair?Mr. Bain with Mr. LunBfovd.
Consider Holling Stock Tax.
The House ot Delegates retused to
concur in the Senate amendments to
tliB-rollIng stock tax biii, and the mat?
ter went to a conference eommlllee,
composed of Messrs. Holt, Hart and
Eohols for the Senate, and Messrs, Wil?
liams, Throckniorton and Watts for the
j House. The objection was not to the
basis of division of this revenue, but
arose, as explained In The Tlmes-Dis
palch of Suturday, over the exemption
of "street railways" from the distribu?
tion of taxes. It was a question as to
whether or not this applies to electric
railways running into tho country. In
conference, it Is expeoted, the word
"electric" will be subsiiuied for the
No fewer than sixty-two House bills
wore finally passed by the House yes?
terday, all save the lima grinding bill
being acted upon In tho afternoon ses?
sion of two hours and ilfly minutes.
These were for the most part uncon?
tented, since one objuction served to
pass a bill by. Naturally, most of ihem
were local, but some ure of general im?
portance. In addition, '.he House pass?
ed twelve Stnuto bills und agreed to
the Senate amendments in live House
Work Disposed Of.
The oldest Inhabitants cannot re?
member a day under the new Consti?
tution when so many measures were
disposed of. Tho roll calls at tho af?
ternoon session were rapid and the
count equally so, three clerks co-operat?
ing, so thai there was not the slightest
delay. This relieves the calendar to a
very great extent.
The Senate ulso spent a busy after?
noon, advancing half a hundred bills
and passing about a dozen. Some con?
tested matters occupied Its uttsntion in
The bill providing for a department
of mines was passed by the Senate,
and Immediately communicated by Son
ator Wcndenburg to the House, whose
Committco on Agriculture and Mining
will huvo a spoolal mooting this morn
1 ing at V o'clock to consider It.
A bill proposing that when local
treasurers deposit public funds In a
designated bank, they shall not be lia?
ble, iu case of the failure of the deposi?
tory, wao dofoated In tho Sonata by u
1 vote of 13 to 18, but a motion to recon?
sider was passed by, and it may come
Another contest was had over tho
taking of insurance oases to tho United
States courts, and dobato was not con?
cluded whon tho morning session end?
Taxes and Primaries To-Day.
Important matters will bo consid?
ered in tho two houses to-day. Tho
primary bill is a special order In tho
Senate, and It is believed that body
will pass it. although the amendments
may bo such as will bo distasteful to
its patrons. In the Houso tho Byrd
Tax Commission bill, .is amended by
the Finance Committee, will come up
at 1 o'clock, nnd |t ts expected that It
will be disposed of In one way or the
The morning fight in the House was
ovor attempted changes in the outlines
(Continued on Third PngoT) :
Believed to Be Extend?
ing- Wing- Around
READY FOR ACTION
Troops With Machine Guns Sta?
tioned at Strategic Points in
| El Paso, Anticipating Battle
Across Border?All For?
eigners Are Warned
Away From Juarez.
El Paso. Texu.-. February 2 ft,?At
li:iC o'clock to-night tho forces of
billllio Ca mint arrived ?>n the river bunk
opposite Fort Bliss und about one and
a null miles northwest >>l Juarez. 'I ney
are supposed to be extending a wing
around the west si te of the thy.
121 Paso speedily took on a martlai
appearance to-night when announce
ment that a telephone conference be?
tween Mexican Consul K. <--. blorente
and biullto Campa, commanding tue
Vastiulsta army at Bauche, rcgurdliig
the late of Juarez, had terminated un?
Six hundred United States troops of
thi Fourth Cavalry and of the bign;
ectith Infantry, with machine guns,
were stationed at strategic points, al?
though Colonel b Stcever stated
that ne hud no Instructions to do otnci
than protest should .Mexican bullets bu
fired Into American territory.
Americans in Juarez responded
promptly to the warning issued by
United States Ccnsul bdwarus, ami
crossed the Kin Orande to lil Paso, to?
gether with hundreds ot Mexican iion
These preparations wjre hastened bit
the report that Campa's troops already
had begun their advunce from bauctie.
Citizens Warned. j
bauche. Chihuahua, February 26.? |
The following announcement was tent I
to Juarez this afternoon:
"Encampment near Ciudad Juarez
February 26. 191
II "For the present I hereby announce
in the name of all the chiefs and tht
troops under my comniHtid that all
i gum antees extend to all forelgneri
and native t as long as there Is nu j
resistance of any kind offered in |
Ciudad Juarez. If there is resistance i
offered we will enter the city through
blood and fire If need be.
"1 have placed the time of six hours
from 2 o'clock to-day so that all
foreigners can know our purpose. All
foreigners shall he notified of this an?
nouncement. In cast of an attack by
foreigners (Americans) wo will all
unite without distinction of political
'?GENERAL EMIbO CAMPA.
"< ObONEb ROQUE GOMEZ,
?MAJOR TOMAS b?ZA."
Hears Report of Untile.
Washington, February 2$.?The War
Department was thrown into a state
of excitement here to-day by telegra?
phic reports of the arrival of a large
band of insurgents in the vicinity of
Juarez. Mexico, opposite El Paso, and
Of serious lighting In tne outskirts of
These reports, it was explained at tho
department, 'came from army oflicers"
and the department officials were;
startled a second time by press ells-1
patches from bl Paso decluring there
had been absolutely no lighting in
Juarez or its environs. None of the
department officials would comment up?
on the complex situation.
The immediate effect of the first news
was to cause the dispatch of further
messages from the War Department
to certain military posts, looking to
further movements of troops toward
the border. The Fourth Infantry, now
divided between Fort Crook, Omaha,
and Fort bogan H. Roots, Hot Springs,
Arkansas, was ordered to get ready
with supplios and shelter tents and
everything necessary for border ser?
vice, and to be prepared to entrain for
San Antonio on the receipt of a second
message. This will probably be the
llrat regiment to reinforce the border
patrol, but othora are slated for such
Service If tO-day'S developments at El
Paso appear to Justify the movement,
linen Not Mean Invasion.
The assemblage of this military forco
on the north elde of the Rio Grand]
does not mean a projected Invasion of
Mexico, a f uct strongly cmphasizod at .
the War Department. It Is admitted,
however, that the troops will not hes?
itate to cross ths international bound?
ary Hue to Insure the maintenance of
a neutral zone hrond enough to Insure
tho safety of persons on the Amerieur
"There la no thought of interv;ntior
In Mexico for the purpose of pacitlca
tlon or otherwise," said Secretary ol
War Stimson at tho White House to?
day. "All that we proposo to do ts ts
protoct American lives and property,
and this we will do."
Thvre Is general belief here that the
Mexicans will respect a neutral zone
near the American border and will not
Invite even a temporary Invasion ol
Whether tho program of President
Taft Is to 1)3 enforced by troops of the
United States, or whether tho Mexicans
themselves will observe It and prevent
a clash with the United States, Is to he
seen. President Tatt Is exceeding!*
hopeful that President Mndcro and the
lighting' revolutionists will join In
"koeplng off the grass."
Proposition to Mndcro.
President Taft, it now becomes
known, has proposed to President Ma
dero tho establishment of a neutral
zone along the American border, In
which there must be no lighting. This
proposition will, it la believed, be ac?
cepted. If It is not, American troops
will enforce it Just the same by going
across the- border and whipping any
body of Mexicans that engages In bat?
tle at points where American lives will
be In clanger.
Telegrams being received from
Toxaa congratulate tho administration
on Us attitude as to a neutral zone
and express Ihe belief that thio .\t
tltudn will save complications with
He Is in Battle to
the End, and
Glad of It.
Makes It Plain That He Will
Not Lead Third Party Should
He Be Defeated at Chicago.
Explains to State Assem?
bly Recall of Judicial De?
floaten, February 26.?Colonel Koose
/cll plunged Into?the thick of the tight
;0r the prcslile'fttial nomination to?
day, tie said Uneiiulybcally that he
a,..- In the light ,to the iiib and was
llnd of It. ue replied u> ttu- charge
;uiit he wOultl he breaking bis "third
1 term" pledge if 'lie accepted another
domination, and alsecrteu mat wnether
ji not lie should be the choice ot his
party at the Chicago convention he
a'ijiiid atdde by tta decision.
'1 am perfectly happy now," said
m-, "because I am making ii straight
out fig/it fur a principle. Ihe tssuc is
in ho way a personal one."
''l>0 you intend to iupport. the Re?
publican nominee, whoever he may
no-.'" he was usKed.
"Uf course, l snail," he replied will,
Defen.lM 111- I'OllelpS.
In response to Inquiries as to the
principle tor whlcn be ib fighting
Colonel ItooBcvelt referred questioner;
to ins speeches in Columbus, u., last
week ami before the Massacnuscllr
House to-day. In his address to-uay
he defended his proposal lor limited
lecuii ot judiciul decisions, ano cham?
pioned the r'gnt ut popular opinion to
control the machinery of government.
Colonel Kouse veil's position in re?
gard to the 'third term' was explain?
ed to a number of his callers to-day,
".My position la perfectly simple." he
said, "I stated it as clearly as I could
in 1901, and reitetaled It in liO.'. I
said that 1 wouid not accept a nomi?
nation tor a third term under tyjjl
circumstances, meaning, of couree, a
tiurj consecutive term.
"i could not have said less at the
lime, nor could 1 have said more. Of
course, 1 could not then know whether
or not there would be a demand for
m'c to accept a nomination at some
future lime. And oeiiovlng, u:: i do,
that the selection of candidates for
the presidency rests entirely with the
people, I could not say that at no time
in my life wouid I accept another
"Ii must be clear to any reasonable
man that the precundent which for?
bids a third term bus reference only
to a thltd consecutive term. It grew
cut of the fact that a President of the
L'nlted Mieles under ihe present con?
vention sysie-m of electing delegated,
can, if lw knows how io use the ma?
chinery at his disposal, renominate
himself, even thougn the majority ot
bis party is against him. Hut, aftet
he has been out oi office for a term he
has lost control of thai machinery.
He is in the position absolutely ol
any private citizen. The machinery is
then in the hands of the man occupy?
ing the ehice of President.
Day of Conferences.
Colonel Hooseveli devoted a large
j>arl of ihe day io conferring with men
who are forming the Hoosevolt organ?
ization in Massachusetts. He told
them he would not Identify hlmselt
actively, for the present at least, with
the organization. He ulso talked for
some lime with Governor Robert Bass,
of New Hampshire, whom he is to
meet again to-morrow.
Colonel Roosevelt promised to-day
to send a letter to be read at. a Roose?
velt rally, which will be held here
Saturday night by the Progressive
Republican Deague. Governor Stubbs,
of Kansas. sx-Governor Port, of New
Jersey, and Sonator Clapp, of Minne?
sota, are exepected to speak.
Kiplninit His Proje-ct.
Boston, February 26.?Stand'ng in
the assembly chamber of the Massa
chusetts Capitol to-day. Theodore
Roosevelt explained and cmpnusized
h's new project for the limited recall
of judicial decisions. Colonel Roose?
velt, whose visit to the State Houso
was unexpected, struck out boldly al
those who have criticized his plan.
"Our system of government 's a con?
fessed failure," he said, "unless the
people are to be trusted io govern
After declaring thai It should be the i
aim of those who are worthy of en?
deavoring io Kid thu people aright
"lo help better, not merely politically,
but Industrially, the condition of those
least favored by fortune, und to en?
deavor to make and to keep the gov
ernmeni genuinely a government of,
by and for the people," Colonal Roose?
velt continued, "and because I believe
In genuine popular rule, I favor direct
nominations, direct primaries. Includ?
ing direct preferential presidential
primaries, not only for local but for
Slate delegates. I believe in th* adop?
tion of wisely chosen devices under
which th' Initiative and referendum
can be used, not as a substitute for a
representative government. but to
make representative government gen?
uinely representative, to seo it cor?
rected If it becomes mlsTepresenta
"My position." said he. "Is that if I
the people know enough to make the
Constitution, they know enough In the
last resort to say what It was that they
meant when they made It."
"The people, after due deliberation,
arp to be and must be tho masters and
their representatives their servants."
declared Colonel Roosevelt.
What ne Say*. Not Headlines.
"Now, In tho measure that I advo?
cate, in the method of securing a
proper Interpretation of the Constitu?
tion which 1 advocate, remember to
take what 1 say, and not the head?
lines in the nowspopers purporllng to
tell what 1 say. I am not advooatlng
the recall of Judges; I am advooatlng
a measure which, if adopted, will pre
(ConTlnuod on Second PageJ."~
Wont Help His Friend, the Colonel
KlEI^Y" CA?OT Loipg-b
Reed, of Missouri, Asks lines
tigation oi Election of Du
Pont, of Delaware.
MEYER PLEADS FOR NAVY
Shows How United States Is
Dropping Behind Other
Washington. February 26.?Senator
Heed, of Missouri, to-day Introduced
his resolution for an investigation of
the election of Senator Henry A. Du
Pont, of Delaware. Mr. Ueed several
days ago announced his Intention to J
preso such an Inquiry. His action Is
based on the testimony given recently I
before the Senate Judiciary Committee, j
which investigated the nomination of
Cornelius P. Swnyn to he marshal Of
Delaware. Allegations of corruption
in connection with elections In that
State, in which Senator Du Pont's1
name was mentioned, incidentally
caused President Taft lo withdraw Mr.
Swayn's nomination. The resolution,
which was read to the Senate and
tabled at Senator Heed's request after
his announcement that he would speak
to it on Wednesday, contains charger
that Senator Du Pont knowingly con?
tributed a sum "In oxcess of 125.000.
and Huld to be in excess of $58,000,''
for use in the campaign. It alleges
that this money was sent from Scn
ntor Du Pont's office and wns appor?
tioned among "various corrupt agents
working in the interest" of his candi?
dacy for the United States Senate. It
further charges that similar practices
and the use of Du Pont money marked
'the biennial general State elections
from 1&04 to 1910.
Senator Du Pont was in tho Senate
when tho resolution was .Tfered. He
made no comment at the time, and
later declined to discuss |t.
Pleads for the Xutt,
Washington. February 20.?Japan by
1916 will have wrested the position of
third nnval power from the linitet'
States, and this country will have dif?
ficulty In maintaining itself In fourth
place unless it builds two battleship!
Secretary Meyer declared this to be
a fact in his testimony to-day beforf
the House Naval Affairs Committee
The secretary urged greater liberality
by Congress In dealing with the naval
Mt. Meyer asked also for an appro?
priation of $1.000.000 to establish a
globe-girdling wireless system, by
which United States warships could
keep In constant touch with Washing?
ton, with naval bases and with each
The secretary told the committee that
evpn with tin construction of two bat?
tleships a year, the United States 'n'
four years would bo forced to drop be?
hind Japan In the naval scale. If only
one ship a year he built, he Bald, tho
country would find Itself outstripped
by Great Britain, Germany. France and
As part of the general naval reorgan?
ization scheme. Secretary Mey. r sug?
gested the abandonment of the navy
yards at N3W York. Boston ana Ports?
mouth, N. H.. provided $21,000.0(10 could
be realized from tholr "sale. The threo
yards coat the government moro than
In placo of the abandoned yards, the
new plan contemplates one great yard
In Narragansett Bay. another at Nor-;
rolk. a torpedo station at Charleston'
and a small yard at Key West. Thai
lattar would be In the nature of an I
auxiliary to the naval haso at Guun- !
tanamo. The secretary strongly advo
bated the creation ot the grade of ad?
miral on the active list, with tho crea?
tion of two vico-admlrola
Report In Criticized.
Washington, February 26.?Sharp1
criticism of a Bureau of Labor report
on labor conditions In the South was
mad" in the Senate to-day by Senator
Overman, of North Carolina. He found
oapeolal fault with a comparison of
the bills of faro of the mill men of
North Carolina and Georgia with tho
menus of the prisoners In the Federal
Penitentiary at Atlanta. Go., nnd after
(Continued ett BoctnUl Page.).
So Senator Lodge Takes Himself
Out of Presidential Cam?
CITES LIFELONG FRIENDSHIP
Openly Declares His Opposition
to Policies Advocated by
Washington, February 26.?Senator
Henry Cabot Lodge, Theodore Hoosc
velt'a Intimate friend und close coun?
selor, 'ssucd a statement to-night say?
ing that because of their lifelong
friendship ho could not personally op?
pose the Colonel, and, therefore, would
take no part whatever In the cam?
paign for the Republican presidential
nomination, Senutor Lodge also de?
clared his opposition to the oonatltu
p?nal changes which Mr. Roosevelt
advocated In his Columbus speech.
Colonel Roosevelt's announcement
that he is a candidate wub received in
Washington witu a complexity ot feel?
ings. It was the basis tor many hap?
At the While House, as when the
news was llrst received last nlghi, uu
formal statement was evoked. In
Congress it created a deep Impression.
Little else was discussed ut tho capltol.
In the Senate it prcclptuled a lively
Decline-, to Support Mini.
Senator Lodge's alatumunt, of
course, is regarded as a positive de
cltnal'on to support the former Presi?
dent's candidacy. It follows:
"1 am opposed to the constitutional
chang?s advocated by Colonel Roose?
velt in his recent speech at Columbus.
1 have very strong convictions on
these questions, which, during tho past
three or four years, 1 hnve expressed
In pub' c with such force of argument
as I could command. But Colonel
Roosevelt and I for thirty year;., and
wholly apart from politics, have been
bloss and must Intimate friends. 1
must continue in oppose the policies
which he urged at Columbus, but 1
cannot personally oppose htm, who has
been my lifelong friend, and for this
reason I shall take no part whatever
in tho campaign for the presidential
In the Senate, over which Colonel
Roosevelt for s brief period was pre-1
siding officer, his declaration brought
an announcement from Senator Kay?
her, of Maryland, that he would ad- |
dress the Sonate at the "earliest pos?
sible moment oh the charter of the
new democracy, as outlined by formet
President Roosevelt In his speech at
Columbus.'' Mr. Rayner probably will
Bpuak ot\ Wednesday. His antagonism
to Mr. Roosevelt has often been shown
In that chamber,
IJrts Ills Speech Printed.
Senator Clapp, of Minnesota, pro?
gressive Republican, succeedod In get?
ting permission to have the Columbus
speed printed as a public document,
but not before the Schute had Indulged
in m lively colloquy along political
lines. Mr. Clapp had made bis request
when Senator Bailey leaped t?i his
"Let il be primed, by nil means,"
shouted the Texas Senator. "Let it bu
printed In red."
"Printed nnd read." retorted Mr. j
Clapp, who a moment later accepted
Senator Bailey's suggestion that
Colonel Roosevelt's letter to the seven
Governors announcing his willingness
to accept the nom'natlon also be print?
ed with the. speech.
An attempt by Senator Bacon to In?
clude also the several announcements
by Mr. Roosevelt that ho would not bo
a candidate for a third terpi was de?
feated by Senator Polndexter.
On the House side the matter wo i |
d'scussed apparently with the dee-pest
Itepreseiitatlve Browning, of New
Jersor, Republican, devoted his maid
er apoech to a commendation of Presi?
dent Taft's administration and Its
achievements. Ills Republican col?
leagues greeted ' his eulogy of the
Pros'dent with applause.
Exciting Scenes at En?
abling Act Hearing
GRAVE CHARGE BY
REV. J. J. WICKER
Says All Who Oppose Jordan
Bill Do So for Money?Cham?
ber of Commerce Represen?
tatives Resent Insult?Pur
cell ' Tears Hypocrite's
Mask From His Face."
"There Is no man In the State ot
Virginia who opposes tho enabling act
except for tho money there Is In It
for him. The Chamber of Commerce
members want to matte, money at the
expense of the manhood of the State,"
said new .1. J. Wicker, of this city,
last night before tho Senate Commit?
tee on Privileges and Elections. Sel?
dom In a public meeting lg an indi?
vidual forced to accept the replies
which were hurled In Mr. Wicker's
face. But for his cloth. It was felt,
the He direct would have been visited
upon lilnr. As It waa, without a trenvcrfc
he acceptod worse things.
"I did not expect." said Colonel Joan
B. Purcoll, president of the First Na?
tional Bank of Richmond, "after living
a virtuous life for sixty-throe years In
this community, to come here and -bo
Insulted. I shall tear from this man's
face the hypoc.rlto's in.xsk. That mask
shall not protect him from tho* ro
sults of his vile insinuations, whloh I
here hurl hack In his teeth.
"No gentleman," continued Colonel
Purcell, shaking his fist undor Sir.
Wicker's nose, "would have made the
assault he dared to make upon the
Chamber of Commerce of Richmond.
I do not propose to be Insulted here,
before a committee of tho General As?
sembly of Virginia by a man I never
"I am sure, gentlemen of the com?
mittee, that you will repudiate his re?
marks and treat them with tho con?
tempt which ha deserves."
"The remarks of the man who pre?
ceded Colonel Purcell," said John C.
F.aslcy, of R. B. Chaffln & Co., "aro a
personal affront to every member of
the Chaimbor of Commerce and the
great Interests whloh It represents.
When he said that no one opposes the
enabling act except for the money in
it, so far as 1 am concerned, he uttered
"If what he has said Is a sample o*
temperance, then for th? love of God
defend ua from It."
"The remarks of that person." said
William A. Moncure. "are personally
offensive and Insulting."
Earnest of Future.
Cheers and hisses alternated In th?
Senate chamber during the progress of
the hearing. Dignified members of tht*
Chamber of Commerce, after'a lifetime
In Richmond, were faced by Jeers and
hoots. The Wicker incident threarjnacl
momentarily to become a personal com?
bat. Threats of political death were;
made against members who dare to
vote "no." Altogether, it reminded
those who havo seen othor State pro?
hibition fights of what may bo expected,
in such a campaign.
Rev. James Cannon said that the ac?
tion of the Chambor of Commerce waa
taken only by its directors, and that
"a number of members" had said to him'
during yesterday that they did not In?
dorse It. in reply Mr. Easlcy pointed
to the charter of the chamber, granted
by tho Lcglsloture, which expressly
gives tho directors the right to "do all
such other acts as appertain to the
Chamber of Commerce.'! Ad to the pro
test, Mr. Easlcy said there had been but
one, and evidently that man had beer
ashamed of It, for ho had kicked on thi
outside, Instead of to the officers.
Hearing Not Elided.
The hearing. before the Senate com?
mittee on the Jordan hilt will Da con?
cluded to-morrow night, when ono hour
will be given 10 each side, and the
case will then be submitted.
Half an hour was spent at the out" .
set In discussing the method of proce?
dure and by the committee In deciding
what It should d<>. Thomas Whitchcad.
of I.ynchburg. said it looked as though
the opposition were playing for time.
He wanted a vote, and had rather fall
in that way than die by the statute of
limitation on Mat en &. Senator Mupp,
Senator Leaner and Dr. Cannon all had
son,-thing to say on this line. Samuel
L Kel'Uy said it seemed impossible for
the advocates of the bill to speak with?
out making Insinuations as to the op?
position, and denied ttiit he was killing
The committee. In executive session,
decided to give two hours to each side,
half of the time to be consumed laat
night. The opposition did not use all
of Its hour, and loses the remainder.
The. advocates will have the close.
Dr. Cannon lleglnn.
Opening for the bill, Dr. Cannon said
he represented ? very huge number of
the beat people in Virginia. It was, ho
contended, primarily a moral question
The Legislature, he thought, waa pre?
sumed to represent tho people of Vir?
ginia, and lie asked that to theso peo?
ple the question of license, be roferred,
lie addressed himself for some time
to the constitutional question Involved.
Reading from the debates of the Con?
stitutional Convontlon. ho showed how
Dr. Runaway's proposition to refer tho
question to the peiiplo had been defeat?
ed. John S. Harbour had said that It
was contrary to the principle of local
self-government, hut did not say, ac?
cording to Dr. Cannon that It would he
unconstitutional t" put it in tho Con- !
stltutloi), Walter A. Wntson hud said
It would be unwise, and that ho pre-,
fcrred local option laws. Judgo Quarles
had said that questions had been rale- ,
ert as to theso rights (local option ?
rlzhU). aud that It wore best to put lfj<
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